Why I Am a Democrat: Stephanie Blair

Stephanie Blair is a newly elected Precinct Committee Person (PCP) representing District 44. Being involved in local election politics is new for her, but in her work at Portland State University she has lobbied at the Capitol in support of public education funding. Stephanie is on the House District 44 leadership team and a member of the Campaign Committee. As a part of that committee, she has worked to develop the Multnomah County Democrats Election Volunteer Hub.

She encourages everyone check out the Election Volunteer Hub, which is a virtual campaign office to assist with campaign coordination during this time of social distancing. See more details in this newsletter!

As part of the PCP Endorsement Taskforce, Stephanie researched the Oregon Psilocybin Initiative, now Measure 109 and Initiative PDX02 , to decriminalize natural psychedelics. Both are now endorsed by the Central Committee of the Multnomah County Democrats.

Stephanie would also like to express the importance of local and state elections. While she can’t wait to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this fall, she wants everyone to remember the importance of voting for dedicated, qualified, and empathetic leaders at all levels of government. Improving our country starts on our streets and in our neighborhoods. Stephanie is especially excited about the prospect of Universal Preschool in Multnomah County and eventually all of Oregon.

Stephanie is looking forward to getting to know her fellow PCPs and working to get more Democrats get elected!

Stephanie’s local take-out recommendation: “My favorite place to get take-out in Portland is Chop, a sandwich shop located in St. Johns that is owned by my next-door neighbor who, in spite of being a butcher by trade, is very accommodating of our mostly vegetarian diet!”

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Note: This is the first in a series of articles or Q&A sessions that will be included in upcoming newsletters. If you have a suggestion or would like to be profiled, please let us know!